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Performing Arts Programs

Check out our list of performing arts summer camps and programs. There are programs for all teens in middle school and high school, as well as opportunities specifically for girls. Subjects covered include, painting, jazz, choral, story arts, and other interdisciplinary fields. Want to strengthen your presence on stage? Write your memoir? How about learn more about fashion or creative writing? These are all potential options for summer learning with locations both in the United States and beyond. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


World Horizons International(opens in a new window)

Summer travel for teens includes community service, language and cultural immersion. Project locations: Iceland, Fiji, Costa Rica, Canada, Dominica, Maine, Utah, Hawaii.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts(opens in a new window)

Study creative writing, music, theatre arts, visual arts and dance at a summer arts camp for students ages 8-18 or an arts academy for 435 high school teens.

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Syracuse Summer College(opens in a new window)

This 6-week academic summer camp allows high school teens to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute(opens in a new window)

Our unique summer camp offers training in techniques to develop teenage actors’ Voice, Presence, and Imagination. Work with some of the world’s most respected teachers and Guest Artists. 5 weeks in NYC, begins June 1.

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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute(opens in a new window)

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues at summer camp! Teens empower themselves with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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Cushing Academy(opens in a new window)

A unique boarding school summer camp experience for teenagers from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.

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YUGA Leadership Camp(opens in a new window)

Attend YUGA Leadership Camp and meet teens from across the country and around the world who are interested in global issues such as poverty, HIV and AIDS, climate change and child exploitation.

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LITA(opens in a new window)

LITA is a unique language immersion summer program for teens that offers a personal and small group approach to exploring Spain. LITA programs focus around a homestay and explorations off the beaten path.

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Global Works Travel(opens in a new window)

Global Works’ summer programs for teens encompass service projects, outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and language immersion in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.

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University of Dallas Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Teenagers can experience a unique combination of informed European travel and rigorous study, and earn college credit, through University of Dallas High School Summer Abroad.

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American Leadership(opens in a new window)

NETC American Leadership summer programs are for high school students who want to travel abroad, experience new cultures, meet students from around the US, prepare for college and have fun!

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life with an SPI summer program!

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Blue Tree creative programs for girls(opens in a new window)

A creative summer camp for girls ages 11 to 17... Writing, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Story Arts, (maga)Zine and more! Two-week residential sessions at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and Smith College (MA). Join us!

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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding summer programs and teen camps for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Teens learn in a friendly and structured summer camp and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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US Performing Arts(opens in a new window)

Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our summer camps give teenagers the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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Summer Institute for the Gifted(opens in a new window)

SIG is the ultimate 3-wk summer camp for gifted teenagers. Great campuses and 30+ academic, performing arts and sports classes. Then show off your talent at the SIG Final Program!

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for teens ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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Teton Science School(opens in a new window)

Join teens from around the country on an educational adventure exploring field research, natural history, and backpacking in the Greater Yellowstone/ Teton Ecosystem.

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts(opens in a new window)

Alumni of our summer theater camps have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.

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New York Film Academy Summer Camp(opens in a new window)

Hands-on summer camps available to teenagers 14-17 in Filmmaking, Acting, Screenwriting, Photography, Musical Theatre, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism and Game Design spanning from one-week to six-weeks.

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